Neil Russell has another male fantasy/adventure novel "Wildcase" (Harper, 499 pages) featuring the Anglo-American billionaire Rail Black.
Rail is called in to investigate the torture and murder of a retired cop and his wife.
The murder was of such brutality and with no apparent motive that the FBI has labeled it a "wildcase."
Rail uses his considerable skills (and wealth) to uncover a very intricate plot involving the smuggling of disabled and unwanted children out of China.
In his acknowledgment, the author claims his inspiration for this work came from the spectacle of the Beijing Olympics and the commentators who were fawning all over the brutal Chinese regime.
In his scathing rebuke of the "new" China, Russell insists that a truly civilized country is built on much more than an open market system of trade - but on a deep respect for the individual, something which, tragically, continues to elude the government of the Peoples Republic of China.